I am wondering on behalf of my sister. She was arrested in New Jersey during a trip to the U.S., for possesion of drugs and in custody for about 3 weeks in 2008.
She was released on bail and then went home to Europe, then failed to go back for her court date. So she is not officially deported.
My question is - what would happen if she was to go back? I am not sure how serious her offence was, her bail was pretty low and she had no problem going home.
Would she have to pay a fine for not showing up in court? How much?
Would she be let in or sent back right away? Or would she be taken back into custody until a new court date?
Is there a barring for this, pre-convicted? What time-span is this. And what is the usual deportation time span for a minor offence?
Sorry a lot of questions here, but it´s been really hard to get an answer from anyone. I would very much appreciate any kind of help.